Litquake opens tomorrow night at the Regency Center. There will be musicians, spoken word, handsome boys, and more. How does this relate to food? Like many fun things in life, it turns out it's all about the food. Le Scoop? Unless we hear back from some potential in-kind donors, I may cater myself. 'Cause really, why would I want to read United States of Arugula, put away laundry and dye my hair (change is a good thing, doll) when I can be in the kitchen? I must be in super loquita mode to take on this challenge.
I have my list, and checked it thrice. In order to produce pulled pork sandwiches, fruit and cheese plates for around 100 folks, a plan of attack is in order. Here's the grand shakedown for the Litquake lowdown:
-18 to 20 pounds pork shoulder
-BBQ Sauce (to be doctored up)
-100 to 150 cocktail napkins
-Trays (for serving)
-Ti leaves or other garnish (I have some nice, fresh herbs as back up, but like to put ti leaves or pretty cabbage/green leaves down first)
-100 rolls (Mission La Reyna panaderia, here I come)
-Fruit-grapes are a must.
The shopping excursions will start later this afternoon. Prep and cooking commences tonight or at the crack of dawn, tomorrow. That really depends on if I decide to go with an orange juice-garlic marinade. I may even document this adventure by way of digital photos, if I can.